Movies like The Challengers

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The Challengers (1991)
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The Challengers (1991)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After her father dies and she moves to a new town, Mackie wants to join a certain gang/band. But they've got this boys-only rule. So Mackie comes up with an audacious plan...only it begins to backfire.
Plot: talent show, grief, nightstick, friendship, family relations, children, summer, old man, singing, single mother, boat, boy, bicycle, photograph, river, girl, funeral, band, widow, mother daughter relationship, gender, death of father, small town, single parent, ice cream ...
Place: canada

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Most similar movies to The Challengers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, serious and feel good films with plots about family relations, friendship, youth, family, friends, girl and children mostly in Drama, Family and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Challengers: My Friend Joe (1996), A Girl of the Limberlost (1990), Mermaid (2000), Looking for Miracles (1989), Booky & the Secret Santa (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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My Friend Joe (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, Germany, Ireland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: During the course of one summer, a young Irish lad named Chris befriends an American boy named Joe. The two couldn't be more different, yet they become inseparable. Things turn horribly wrong however, when Chris discovers his new best friend ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, emotional, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: circus, family relations, orphan, friendship, gender, family, youth, teenage life, family life, gender bending, adventurer, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
A Girl of the Limberlost (1990)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage girl living in 1908 rural Indiana attends high school despite her mother's fierce opposition of her life, the friendship of a free-spirted older woman helps her stick to her goals.
Plot: countryside, teen angst, farm, widow, violinist, teenage girl, family relations, friendship, single mother, mother daughter relationship, single parent, child's point of view
Time: 1900s, victorian era
Place: indiana
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81%
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Mermaid (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Four year old Desi learns to accept the death of her father by sending him a letter on a balloon to which she receives a reply. Based on a true story.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: young heroes, bittersweet, friendship, family problems, single parent, parents and children, family, hopes, death in the family, child's point of view, compassion, widow ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Looking for Miracles (1989)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Sixteen-year-old Ryan Delaney has won a scholarship, but it's not a full one, so he needs a summer job to pay for his university expenses. And although he's not eighteen, he can't swim, and has never been to camp, he manages to get a ...
Plot: summer job, summer camp, loincloth, tuberculosis, spanking, summer, horse, crying, horse riding, kiss, great depression, boy ...
Time: 1930s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Booky & the Secret Santa (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Booky does everything she can to make an enjoyable Christmas, for her family, during the depression as her father is out of work.
Style: realistic, sentimental, feel good, touching, serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: unemployment, family relations, family gatherings, family problems, family life, bittersweet, friendship, friends, snobbism, family, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Alan & Naomi (1992)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Naomi, a young refugee from Nazi-occupied Paris, moves into Alan Silverman’s building in New York, he does his best to avoid her. But despite Naomi's strange behavior and the language barrier, they slowly develop a deep and touching ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, sincere, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: world war two, haunted by the past, family relations, friendship, post traumatic stress disorder, holocaust, friends, battles, youth, human nature, misfit, mental illness ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Lantern Hill (1989)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1935 Toronto, Jane Stuart's mother has taken ill, and the two of them have temporarily moved in with her rich, snobbish grandmother, where Jane is verbally abused and her mother bullied. Jane is forced into a private academy, in which the ...
Plot: supernatural, family relations, writers, bedroom, photograph, wealth, sister sister relationship, snowing, husband wife reunion, rich girl, car falling off a cliff, sick mother ...
Time: 1930s
Place: toronto ontario canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Bridge to Terabithia (1985)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 49 min.
Story: Jess Aarons and new girl Leslie Burke create a world of their own and call it Terabithia and pretend to be the king and queen. They return to their magical kingdom every day after school.
Plot: bereavement, school, girl, drawing, puppy, boy, male female relationship, crush, teacher student relationship, bully, first love, bullying ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Summer's End (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 12-year-old boy and his older brother have just lost their dad. At their summer cottage, the younger boy befriends a black doctor who has to deal with local prejudice and racism.
Style: touching, atmospheric, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: friendship, racism, small town, interracial relations, friends, family relations, social relations, small town life, family problems, siblings relations, hopes, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Our Little Sister (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A story that revolves around three sisters who live in their grandmother's home and the arrival of their 13-year-old half sister.
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, touching
Plot: family, step siblings, family relations, sister sister relationship, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, responsibility, food, restaurant, nurse, small town, death ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Only Clouds Move the Stars (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Norway
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Eleven year old Maria has lost her little brother to cancer. Having disappeared into herself, her mother is no longer there for Maria and her father struggles to keep the family together. Maria meets Jacob, who is the same age as she, but with a ...
Plot: female director, grandfather granddaughter relationship, brother sister relationship, death of son, grandmother granddaughter relationship, cancer, boy girl relationship, sadness, death of brother, friend, family relations, grief ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Sweetest Gift (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two neighboring families in Florida, one black and one white, struggle with the problems of race, poverty, prejudice, and absent fathers, as their children become friends over the course of one summer and fall.
Style: realistic, uplifting, emotional, serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, friendship, interracial relations, injustice, discrimination, racism, family, life is a bitch, youth, society, friends, farmer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Summer of the Colt (1989)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Argentina, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This award-winning film by André Melançon -- set on a ranch on the pampas of Argentina -- tells the story of three children spending a summer with their grandfather. The youngest, Felipe, makes friends with a puppy; his older brother, Daniel, ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, friendship, hopes, family, siblings relations, teenage life, animal life, family life, youth, coming of age, farm, friends ...
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Opal Dream (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Pobby & Dingan are invisible. They live in an opal town in Australia and are friends with Kellyanne, the 9 year-old daughter of an opal miner. The film tells the story of the bizarre and inexplicable disappearance of Pobby & Dingan, ...
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary friend, family relations, friendship, terminal illness, imaginary character, self discovery, culture clash, hopes, siblings relations, single parent, mischievous children, best friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Saving Shiloh (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this third movie about Shiloh, Judd Travers is accused of killing a man he once fought in a bar. Everyone in the town consider Judd to be guilty except Marty Preston, but even him has some doubts. Trying to clear Judd's name Marty and his ...
Style: serious, sincere, captivating, touching, saga
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: small town, dog, mischievous children, friendship, pets, family life, youth, best friends, rescue, animal actor, boy and dog, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Story Lady (1991)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Grace comes to live with her daughter and son-in-law, she is eager to find a way to be useful in the community. She loves to read stories to children, and decides to read one on public access television. The response is so strong that a large ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, fairy tale
Plot: media, single parent, tv show, old lady, media satire, boss and employee, family, parents and children, family life, family relations, power relations, elderly ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
And the Children Shall Lead (1985)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Mississippi in the early '60s is the setting for this story of a 12-year-old African-American girl who, along with her white friends, tries to ease increasing racial tensions.
Style: cult film
Plot: racial tension, civil rights movement, family, white supremacy, bullying, social injustice, father daughter relationship, girl, african american, little girl, friend, friendship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: mississippi, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Our House (1986)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Our House is an American television drama series that aired on NBC for two seasons from September 11, 1986 to May 8, 1988. The series centers on the Witherspoon family and the challenges they face adjusting to life with three generations living in ...
Style: serious, sentimental, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, single parent, single mother, family life, youth, family, parents and children, family drama, in-laws, death of husband, old man, widow ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Audrey's Rain (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jean Smart and Richard Gilliland star in "Audrey's Rain" for Hallmark. Jean plays Aunt Audrey, who took in her sister's two kids after her sister's recent suicide.
Plot: nephew, old love, suicide, water, lost love, grave, spinster, memory, cemetery, death of mother, con artists, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A fourth grader and her friends deal with bullying from a more popular girl in their class.
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, family relations, family life, youth, school, family, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, female protagonist, teacher student relationship, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Wild About Harry (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: British widower Harry Goodhart (Tate Donovan) decides to make a fresh start and moves with his teenage daughters (Danielle Savre and Skye McCole Bartusiak) to Cape Cod in 1973. But Harry can't leave behind the secret that threatens to tear his ...
Style: semi serious, touching, sexual, offbeat, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, teenage life, couples, youth, gays and lesbians, love and romance, parents and children, gender, female director, father daughter relationship, school bus, gay interest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The River Within (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jason returns home to get away while he studies for the upcoming bar exam. After visiting his oldest friend, a "coulda-been-girlfriend" who is now engaged, and a pushy preacher, his easygoing summer becomes filled with unwanted drama. Over ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: church, small town, hopes, introspection, society, youth, homecoming, self discovery, clergy, bittersweet, family relations, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Heidi (1968)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Heidi is an orphaned girl initially raised by her aunt Dete in Maienfeld, Switzerland. In order to get a job in Frankfurt, Dete brings 5-year-old Heidi to her grandfather, who has been at odds with the villagers for years and lives in seclusion on ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, feel good, touching ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: mountain, orphan, family relations, friendship, governess, girl, adventure, young heroes, escapades, hopes, family, youth ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, europe, swiss alps, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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A Christmas Memory (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A boy, Buddy, whose parents have split and whose mother is an actress in New York, has been dumped in the south at the small-town home of some older cousins, all of whom are unmarried.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, friendship, family relations, golden years, family gatherings, adult virgin, love and romance, youth, friends, countryside, small town life, eccentric family ...
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Salt Water Moose (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Bobby and his Mom move from Toronto, away from his dad and his baseball team, to a small town in Nova Scotia, he's picked on by all the local kids, except for Jo. And Jo has also befriended a lonely male moose who lives on an island, and ...
Style: semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family relations, moose, friendship, island, coming of age, family, heroes, parents and children, young heroes, mischievous children, adventure, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Home for the Holidays (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After their parents are killed in a terrible accident, the four McMurrin children live with their loving Aunt Martha. Martha wants to adopt the children but the town's bitter old banker stands in their way. However, the children's courage ...
Style: touching, sincere, melancholic, captivating
Plot: adoption, aunt niece relationship, children, loss of mother, loss of father, small town, accident, christmas, bank, family relations, foreclosure, aunt nephew relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
An American Girl Holiday (2004)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Kindhearted Samantha Parkington's world starts to change the day Nellie O'Malley walks into her life. Nellie, her father, and her two little sisters have moved in next door to be servants for the Ryland family. Though they come from ...
Style: touching, feel good, sweet, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: orphan, friendship, young heroes, family relations, rich and poor, teenage life, master and servant, family, uncle niece relationship, best friends, society, social differences ...
Time: 1900s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Where the Red Fern Grows (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Where the Red Fern Grows is the heartwarming and adventurous tale for all ages about a young boy and his quest for his own red-bone hound hunting dogs.
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: coming of age, countryside, family relations, friendship, orphan, friends, youth, animal life, family, parents and children, adventure, contests and competitions ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Christmas Angel (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young girl tries to prove that the mysterious old lady next door is really an angel, when some of the neighborhood kids’ Christmas wishes. Olivia is not like most fifth graders. She is being raised by Melinda, a single mother who works at a ...
Style: realistic, touching, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas eve, christmas movie, single parent, holiday, family, family relations, friendship, wish come true, parents and children, youth, friends, christmas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Dog of Flanders (1999)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Poor but happy, young Nello and his grandfather live alone, delivering milk as a livelihood, in the outskirts of Antwerp, a city in Flanders (the Flemish or Dutch-speaking part of modern-day Belgium). They discover a beaten dog (a Bouvier, a large ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, tear jerker ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: family relations, family, countryside, nanny, friendship, family life, social differences, ambition, parents and children, performer's life, contests and competitions, friends ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1930s, 70s
Place: flanders, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%